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Old 12-04-2009, 01:26 PM   #1
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River Country

River Country was Walt Disney World’s first waterpark. It opened in 1976, and closed for the final time in 2001. Since 2001, the area has sat virtually undisturbed. The slides and pools remain in place.

Here is a map of how the park was laid out:



Here are some photos taken in November, 2009.

These photos begin with photos of the slides which were known as Whoop ‘N Holler Hollow. This is the highest point in River Country. From here, you could choose between two slide, both of which dropped the guest of in rather deep water at the base of the hill. This is the walkway that lead to the higher of the two slides:



This is the slide as it looks today:



This is the view of Bay Lake and the Contemporary Resort in the distance from the top of Whoop N’ Holler Hollow:



Here are some more shots of the Hoop N’ Holler slides:










This is an old water wheel that used to spin around at the top of the hill:



This is one of the sets of stairs that led up to the slide. As you can see, the entire walkway has been obscured by vegetation:



More photos of the slides:







Here is the water wheel from another angle. You can see Bay Lake in the background:



This is the walkway that leads to the lower slide:



Things are continuing to fall and rot:





This is the beginning of the lower slide of the Whoop N’ Holler Hollow:





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